Basic Harvest Day Information


Not everyone celebrates “Thanks Giving” – that’s typically an American holiday. But, most cultures have some sort of Harvest festival. Be safe! Have fun! Enjoy your festivities, and here’s a few tips and info…

  • Need tips and help with your Turkey? Go to the Butterball Website!
  • Thanksgiving is celebrated in the U.S. every 4th Thursday of November
  • A 20 pound Turkey takes 5 days to thaw in your refrigerator.
    • Or 10 hours in room-temperature water.
  • Turkey contains a chemical called “Tryptophan”
    • You could not ingest enough Tryptophan to make you sleepy.
    • You get tired from the amount of food you’re eating. Not just turkey.
  • The song “Over the River and Through the Wood” is actually a Thanksgiving song.

  • American Football appeared on TV for Thanksgiving, for the first time in 1956
    • The Detroit Lions have played more Thanksgiving Day football games than any other NFL team.
  • The first Thanksgiving in America actually occurred in 1541, when Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his expedition held a thanksgiving celebration in Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle
Author: Jethal